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Patient Spotlight: Freedom of Movement without Pain After Bilateral Knee Replacements

Meet Jana, a patient of Dr. Peter Hanson’s who had bilateral knee replacements performed 3 months apart this year. When we met Jana she was having severe pain in both knees and was having trouble with all of her...read more


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Are Outpatient Total Joint Replacements the Way of the Future?

If you had a joint replacement about 10 or so years ago, you may remember a long extended stay in the hospital following the procedure. It was not uncommon for patients to stay up to a week in a...read more


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Can Losing Weight Help Me Avoid a Joint Replacement?

The answer is, yes it’s certainly possible. It is a known fact that weight loss can significantly improve pain specifically related to joints. Why is this you ask? Well, the answer is simple. The more load you put on...read more


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Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

What is an Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement? In an Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement, the incision is made in the front of the hip. This is different than the traditional (or posterior approach) hip replacement, in which the...read more


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Rotator Cuff Tears and Rotator Cuff Repair

Do you have a rotator cuff tear ?  Many patients come in asking this question.  Do you understand what the rotator cuff is ?  The rotator cuff is actually a group of four muscles that allow you to move...read more